Adventure enthusiasts and climbing junkies alike will not want to miss REEL ROCK 7.
The seventh annual REEL ROCK film tour, launching in Boulder, CO on September 13th, 2012, brings the best in climbing and adventure films to audiences across the globe. REEL ROCK captivates their audiences by taking them to the boundary of what they thought was possible. From the world’s trickiest solos, to the most demanding sport climbs and crazed offwidth antics, these heart pounding tales of superhuman skill and determination will leave viewers dangling from the edges of their seats and craving more. Prize giveaways, appearances by pro climbers, and fundraising for non-profits are all part of REEL ROCK festivities.
In 2011, REEL ROCK screened in over 290 Locations world-wide, drew over 65,00 audience members, raised over $15,000 for non-profits, partnered with more than 150 retailers, university outing clubs and climbing gyms, and won copious media coverage and critical praise. For more information to go: http://reelrocktour.com/
American offwidth climbing has spawned a counter-culture of rough and tumble characters who aren’t afraid to bleed their way up a route. So when two proper British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, crossed the pond to eat up the gnarliest wide cracks in the
west — including the first ascent of the world’s hardest offwidth known as Century Crack — it came as quite a shock.
THE DURA DURA:
Chris Sharma has been the “king” of sport climbing for 15 years, and has created a mecca for hard routes near his home in Catalunya, Spain. Now, the Czech wunderkind, 19 year old Adam Ondra, has come to Sharma’s home turf to take the torch. Sharma and Ondra battle to establish the world’s first 5.15c, while Sasha DiGiulian and Daila Ojeda shred women’s standards with strong ascents of their own.
THE SHARK’S FIN:
Legendary alpinist Conrad Anker nurtured a 20 year obsession with The Shark’s Fin, a spectacular unclimbed granite buttress on the 6,310 meter Mt. Meru, in India. In 2008 Anker, with Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, endured a grueling 18 day push to within
hundreds of feet of the summit, only to be turned back. Three years later, the trio makes tough decision to return, despite Anker’s deep family ties, and Ozturk’s ski accident just six months before the trip, which resulted in a fractured skull, a broken neck, and serious doubts about going back.
Alex Honnold has become known as the boldest soloist of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? From highball boulder first ascents to 5.13 free solos, from far-flung trad climbing adventures, to speed records on The Nose, Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet – the Yosemite Triple. Inunder 19 hours he climbs Mt. Watkins, El Cap, and Half Dome, 95% of it free solo.
Event Location Information:
The North Face, Windstopper & GORE-TEX, Petzl, Climbing Magazine, Evolv, Sterling Ropes, Cliff Bar, and Goal0.